PDG - The Four Drivers of Workplace Culture
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1.5 SHRM PDCs & 1.5 HRCI General Credits

When: Friday, December 7, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
Where: Sopheon
6870 W. 52nd Ave
2nd Floor
Arvada, Colorado  80002
United States

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The Four Drivers of Workplace Culture

PDG Track:HR Expertise (People, Organization, Workplace)

Session Description

In 1968, a psychologist named Frederick Herzberg released a publication entitled: One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?  Within a decade it sold 1.2 million reprints and it is still the most requested article in the history of the Harvard Business Review.  Forty years later companies are still struggling to engage employees, including millennials, and Herzberg's observation that the things that make a job terrible are different from the things that make a job great is more relevant than ever.  And since Herzberg's time, the body of research linking great workplace culture to even greater financial performance has grown tremendously.

Updated for the modern workplace, Herzberg’s “Two Factor Theory” presents a simple framework for diagnosing the strengths and weaknesses of a workplace culture.  As he said in 1968, “Forget praise, forget punishment, forget cash.” The best workplace cultures provide employees with four key benefits.

Care - The company cares about you as an individual.
Say - Your voice matters in the workplace.
Growth - You are becoming what you aspire to be.
Meaning - What you are working on matters to you.

Once a company’s performance in these areas is seen clearly, leadership can get far more specific in its efforts to learn how to build a great culture and thereby a great company.  Best of all, companies of all sizes can learn to deliver these key cultural benefits without spending much (if any) money. Many companies even save money as they stop providing expensive programs and perks that don’t move the needle.

In this workshop you will consider case studies from a series of leading companies and the military, and you will reveal the growth opportunities in your own culture by comparison.  With the gaps revealed, you’ll consider which leading practices might be the best next step for you and your team.

This workshop is lead by Nathan Havey the Founding Partner of Thrive Consulting Group.  Nathan helps leadership teams fulfill their potential by building high performing cultures that employees love.  Nathan and the Thrive team are supporting culture building efforts at companies like Marriott and Salesforce and Nathan's work with a $100M coffee franchise has the company on track to grow 10x in the coming decade and earned the April 2018 cover of Conscious Company Magazine. 


Nathan Havey, Founding Partner of Thrive Consulting Group

Nathan Havey is the founder and CEO of Thrive Consulting Group, a company that exists to make conscious business the new business as usual. Thrive's signature offering is The Workshop on Conscious Business. Businesses that pursue a clear purpose beyond profit, strive to create value for all their stakeholders (not just shareholders), and insist on developing leaders that create a culture of care and safety rather than control and fear outperform their peers by wide margins. The Workshop on Conscious Business leverages these ideas to help business leaders identify opportunities for improvement in the personal, social, and financial results they create. This is more than corporate social responsibility, it is more than “giving back”. This is proactively leveraging the organizing force of capitalism to solve humanity’s challenges. Nathan is a sought-after speaker on conscious business from audiences across the country. Nathan serves on the advisory board to Conscious Company Magazine. 

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Free parking is available at venue 


Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

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